Columbus 6, a hotel flanked by Starbucks, a stone's throw from The Hudson, brings a 1960's Mod-chic aesthetic to Midtown. Sophisticated yet laid back, the Columbus 6 rooftop, "Above 6," is an absolute must-stop for anyone who happens to be strolling around Central Park or admiring the colorfully-lit fountains of Columbus Circle.
While Columbus 6 is known for its Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Rag and Bone uniformed staff, impeccable service, inventive artwork and formal-minimalist decor, its best kept secret is perched on the top of the hotel, and is open from Monday-Saturday, 5 pm-Midnight.
Unlike other rooftops that are closed off during the colder months or due to inclement weather, Above 6 boasts a retractable roof, making it an ideal spot for romance, casual group drinks and work cocktails year-round.
Instantly, feel like you're at home as you take a seat on one of the low sofas designed to maximize views from all angles. Unwind in this soothing and serene setting, offering hints of burnt orange, verdant greens and deep bamboos, illuminated by the soft light of frosted lanterns, there's an undeniably vintage, dreamlike glow that suggests tranquility as you glance across the room.
The Saturday night bartender, Quint, is an absolute treasure, who not only has impressive cocktail knowledge, but is equally savvy when it comes to making apres and dessert suggestions off the thoughtfully-crafted Above 6 menu.
Dessert aficionados, you'll love the green tea-infused creme brulee, a mouthwatering variation of the classic dessert with a slight note of something that's so pleasantly citrus and exotic. If you're more of a chocolate lover, your sweet tooth will be happily satisfied after you take your first fork-bite of the "Chocolate Bruno," a flourless, chocolate cake paired with light, green tea ice cream; a perfect harmony of rich and cool flavors.
So next time you're in Midtown, check out Above 6, a wonderful setting for conversation, offering glorious views of the iconic New York cityscape. When you enter the hotel, simply ask for the rooftop, and get carried away as you sip your favorite cocktail, nibble on delicious apres, and watch the sun slip into her indigo lingerie.